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I believe the ideals of the Olympics and sport can be used to create morals, ethics and discipline in society. The Olympics bring people together to compete at the highest levels. Sport teaches us to learn how to win and lose. It helps us learn how to work together as a team, to achieve goals while being a person of ethics leading by example. This opportunity is greater than hosting a two week sports venture. It is an opportunity to entrench pride in a nation and assure Whistler, British Columbia of Canada is a leading four-season, sustainable resort for the next century.

Tyler Mosher BDEP



We would like to take this opportunity to express a tremendous sense of appreciation to the fine staff of the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort.

Last week, AWARE was one of five local volunteer organizations to be chosen to receive a donation from the grass roots fundraising efforts of the staff from the Fairmont Chateau Whistler. AWARE received $4,000 from the fund. While we are fortunate to receive funding from various sources, we were especially moved by the generosity and sense of approval of these locals for all that AWARE stands for by being selected.

With our massive task list (protecting green spaces and wetlands, planning for Olympic bid development, a pending Sea to Sky Land Resource Management Plan, composting initiatives for our community, the Whistler Sustainability movement, and so much more), it’s reassuring to see such a huge vote of support.

Thank you very, very much to the Chateau staff for their initiative, and to their management team that encourages sound environmental practices and "awareness."

Brad Kasselman,

for the AWARE Board of Directors


I have good news and bad news for your correspondent Tom Gow.

First, the bad news. Most reasonable people, upon reading an article about (for example), road rage on some European motorways would not consider it an insult to every European driver.

Now, the good news. Of the 1,400 instructors at the Whistler-Blackcomb Ski and Snowboard school (lots of choice for everyone) quite a number are from Europe. Isn't that nice? He does not have to travel far to book the instructor of his dreams, he can find him (or her) right here at home, right now. As a European immigrant myself, I'd love to oblige him with a lesson but my clients have booked me up seven days a week. Maybe next year?